Sixty-four dead bodies were airlifted from morgues in Churachandpur and Imphal amid tight security on Thursday, over seven months after ethnic clashes first broke out in the northeastern state on May 3. The bodies of people from the Meitei and Kuki-Zo communities were taken to their respective districts in Churachandpur, Kangpokpi and Imphal. They had been lying in limbo at… Continue reading "After seven months, 64 bodies airlifted to various Manipur districts for last rites"
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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday tore into the BJP-led Centre for “fostering violence” across the country and accused it of dividing Manipur into two states. Gandhi, who is on a two-day visit to poll-bound Mizoram, also said Prime Minister Narendra Modi was more concerned about the events in Israel than the turmoil in Manipur. Addressing a rally, he accused… Continue reading "Israel matters more than Manipur for Modi: Rahul"
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin has written to his Manipur counterpart N Biren Singh on sending aid, including medicines, to the violence-hit north-eastern state. The Tamil Nadu government has asked Manipur to provide its concurrence to send the aid material to those living in relief camps. Stalin told the Manipur chief minister in a letter dated July 31… Continue reading "Stalin writes to Manipur counterpart seeking concurrence to send humanitarian aid"
Manipur Police has got in touch with the two women, who were paraded naked in May and then sexually assaulted, and was in the process of recording their statement, officials said here on Friday. They said keeping in mind the situation arising out of ethnic clashes that broke out in the state on May 4, a team of women officials… Continue reading "Manipur police record victims’ statements of parade incident"
A group of opposition leaders protested overnight outside the Parliament against the suspension of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Sanjay Singh from the Rajya Sabha for the remaining monsoon session, and over their demand from Prime Minister Narendra Modi to open a debate on Manipur in the House. The protest, which began on Monday morning and will continue on Tuesday,… Continue reading "Opposition MPs protest overnight outside Parliament over Sanjay Singh’s suspension, Manipur crisis"
The Manipur Police arrested four accused in the case of two Kuki women paraded naked and sexually assaulted by a mob of men in B Phainom village on May 4. “Four main accused arrested in the Viral Video Case: 03 (three) more main accused of the heinous crime of abduction and gangrape under Nongpok Sekmai PS, Thoubal District have been… Continue reading "Four arrested for parading women naked in Manipur"
A horrific video of two women being paraded naked on a road by a group of men in Manipur has been shared widely on social media, drawing massive condemnation and calls for action. The two women were gang-raped in a field, a tribal organisation has alleged. The incident happened on May 4 in Kangpokpi district, some 35 km from state… Continue reading "Two women paraded naked on camera in Manipur"
The situation in Manipur continues to remain tense with reports of firing and attacks being reported in parts of the state. Union Home Minister Amit Shah has directed officials to take “stern and prompt actions” to bring back normalcy at the earliest Dozens of houses were set on fire and gunfights raged between suspected militants and security personnel in several… Continue reading "Amit Shah meets Manipur community leaders"
At least five people, including a policeman, were killed and 12 others injured after fresh violence erupted in Manipur yesterday, where ethnic violence has claimed at least 80 lives in the last month. This comes hours ahead of Home Minister Amit Shah’s visit to the violence-hit state. Earlier on Sunday, Chief Minister N Biren Singh said that they have got… Continue reading "40 suspected militants shot dead by security forces"
Ten days after violence broke out in Manipur, Chief Minister N Biren Singh came to Delhi and met with Home Minister Amit Shah to brief him about the situation in the state, where ethnic violence broke out between the Meiteis and Kuki tribals. BJP chief JP Nadda also attended the meeting at Shah’s home. “The Chief Minister briefed the Home… Continue reading "Manipur Chief Minister briefs Amit Shah on violence, tribal MLAs’ demand"